Summer 2014 has been a very busy season – and it’s not over yet! We’ve had some great dance outs and enjoyed ourselves enormously:
13 – 15 June 2014 – Yorkshire Coast Weekend of Dance
Always a fantastic weekend- this year didn’t disappoint. It was great to meet old friends and our hosts, Yorkshire Coast Morris, once again made the weekend memorable. As our musicians weren’t available, the wonderful Flag Crackers lent us theirs. What stars!!
We danced around Scarborough, enjoyed a Ceilidh on the Saturday night when YCM provided some fantastic food, and danced at the castle on Sunday morning to a piper who played from on high – very atmospheric! We were absolutely delighted to be chosen to receive the Gordon Crowther staff for the second time. Luckily it is awarded to the side who show the “spirit of the dance”, rather than the best dancing! The weekend ended, as is the tradition, with all teams dancing on the beach, before running into the sea. Hope to be back next year.
21 June – St Pauls Church Shipley – Garden Party
We enjoyed dancing at this local event, at which we’ve performed several times over the years. This year we had a group photo taken in a vintage car provided by the Rotary Club.
10 July – Dancing with Buttercross Belles
The Belles invited us to join them at one of their Summer Evening Dance Outs – at the Malt Shovel, Menston. Luckily the weather was kind and we enjoyed dancing and eating sandwiches – very kindly provided by the pub.
20 July – Bingley Parish Church Garden Event
Another enjoyable local event. We were given a very interesting talk about the church bells and a tour of the belfry, along with a demonstration (fingers in the ears for this!).
26 July – Street Festival, North Parade, Bradford
With the road closed to traffic and a wonderfully hot day, there was something for everyone at this festival, including fire eating, morris dancing (us) and a male choir. We even got our photo in the local paper.
During August we have been enjoying a Summer Programme (a break from dancing), including a walk along the canal bank, a pub meal and a tour of LILAC – Low Impact Living Affordable Community (the UK’s first affordable cohousing Project in Leeds).